America Adame Mrs.Gonzalez Engl 1302.S63 12 Feb ,2018 Women’s Suffrage Elizabeth is very well known for empowering the first movement in pushing for society especially men recognize women as actual citizens. She is especially known for the speech she did in Seneca falls and her use of rhetorical devices to make sure she has people’s attention and show how serious she was about the subject. In Seneca Falls Keynote Address, Elizabeth Cady Stanton uses anaphora’s, metaphors and allusion to persuade the audience to show that women should be treated equally just like men and should be more appreciated. Due to this speech it started the whole revolution in making sure women would be granted more rights as American citizens. To begin with, Elizabeth was one of the leading activist for the women’s suffrage movement in the early 19th century.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton also played an important role in women’s rights. Elizabeth was born November 12th, 1815. Her father was a judge and lawyer, and after she returned from the Troy Female Seminary in New York in 1833, she spent time in his office and watched how he dealt with cases. Seeing women suffrage and discrimination, she wanted to change laws. She became involved with the antislavery movement.
During this time, it was not easy for women to be a part of society in our country. Women were thought to be the slaves of men, “Queens of the Home”, and had very little civil rights. Powerful women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carry Nation achieved incredible accomplishments for women all over the world to have the right to vote. Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, “The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history” (Stanton). Perhaps, Stanton was right.
Elizabeth breaks her morals when she is being pressured by Danforth, in trying to protect John. In the court room, Danforth is questioning Elizabeth by intimidating her by getting in her face and pressuring her in order to expose what she knows about the affair. Before Elizabeth is questioned, John says she is an honest woman: Proctor: In her life, sir, she have never lied…. Danforth: Look at me. Elizabeth: Aye, sir.
Stanton and Anthony tried to help slaves; therefore Douglass could have fought harder for women’s rights. Women did not receive the right to vote until seventy- two years (November 2, 1920) after the first women’s rights convention, and unfortunately Stanton and Anthony never had the chance to
She says that she will work with half a dozen men to decide what to do. Another response by Elizabeth was in Document 11, a speech to Parliament in which she states how men are not needed on the throne because she alone can care for society. Throughout these documents, she neglects to defend herself as being able to rightly lead the Church of England. However, in Document 12, her speech to English troops before the attempted invasion of the Spanish Armada, she passionately defends her ability to rule just the same as any king. Elizabeth showed how she was for the people and would lead them as well, as she did with the destruction of
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is known nationwide as being one of the most active fighters for women’s rights in the United States. She served as a social activist and was one of the original women to lead the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. She also authored many books and articles that dealt with providing equality for women. She helped organize and participated in the first ever women’s rights convention in 1848 and with the help of her good friend Susan B. Anthony, established the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) . Elizabeth, together with Susan, helped pave the way to the passage of the 19th amendment of the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, that was adopted many years after her
In 1912,Paul became a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The Woman's Suffrage Association was the struggle for the right of women to vote. Alice Paul, a women's’ rights activist, founded the women’s suffrage party and played a key role in advocating and ratifying the nineteenth amendment. Alice Paul took a stand for women’s rights by dedicating her life to securing equal rights for women. There were very few women who highly impacted the Women’s Suffrage Movement as much as Alice Paul did.
Anthony, a rising leader in the woman's suffrage movement, made outstanding contributions for women to gain the right to vote. Susan was a leading force in merging the Woman's Right Society and the Anti-Slavery Society into one organization named American Equal Rights Association. Susan could hardly gain these achievements without her important partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who encouraged her to reside the meeting and collaborated with her on various movements for many years. The first meeting that could be regarded as the warm-up of the woman's suffrage movement was held in the home of Stanton, whose enthusiasm and leadership had a significant impact on Susan. Susan remained unmarried during her lifetime and devoted much of her time to the cause of woman’s rights.
Elizabeth Stanton also states the fact that women didn’t have political rights and the right to vote, and that changes should be made in that field. She argues that women should have the freedom to be involved in the government; as they are born with self-sovereignty, just as males. To support her position on this issue, she claims: “Think of … woman’s position! Robbed of